He arrived in the States in 1988 and was recognized by the Jewelers of America as the winner of its New Designer of the Year Award within the first five years of establishing his business.
His work is precise and highly intricate. The pieces are characterized by a surface covered in geometric shapes—mostly circles—that interlock and marry like cobblestones on an ancient street in a medieval European village. The puzzle pieces are circles within circles, oblong shapes that hug round-cornered squares, diminutive rectangles that house tiny orbs within them. Stones accent many of these shapes with darkened borders and the inset glittering gems may be diamonds, tsavorites, garnets, sapphires, or rubies, to name a few stones that the designer favors. Surfaces are matte or glimmering, and the contrast between the two adds to the seductive look of the pieces.
One can best appreciate the detailed and complicated work under a loupe. The craftsmanship is both complex and meticulous. read more >>